200 BM Daily Vocabulary #85 | adjourn


Today’s word is: adjourn –The meaning of adjourning is: to suspend a meeting, legal case, or an activity with the intention of resuming it later; postpone to a later date.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word adjourn. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word adjourn refers to the postponement of an activity to a later date or a temporary break till it resumes again. For example, we can say the umpired adjourned the game to the next day due to bad weather.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word adjourn in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: The managing director, Mr. Rex called a meeting of his business heads to discuss the sales projection figures for the next quarter. However, he found that some of them were not prepared with data. Hence, he decided to adjourn the meeting to the next day.


Example number 2 of 8: Justice Shinde is known for the accuracy in his work. Last week, when he was not satisfied with the submissions of the defense counsel, he asked them to rework the same and adjourned the case to next date.


Example number 3 of 8: The village houses got an electricity connection for the first time and they planned a celebration. However, while the preparations were on, an elderly person in the village passed away. Therefore, the event was adjourned.


Example number 4 of 8: The adjournment of the medical entrance examination came as a great surprise to many students. They had been preparing for it and the uncertainty about the exam date really got them worried.


Example number 5 of 8: The family had planned a road trip to Taj Mahal via Delhi. However, the city of New Delhi witnessed heavy fog and visibility on the road was very poor. So they decided to adjourn the journey to the next month.


Example number 6 of 8: The manufacturer of sunglasses took trials with select customers for their proposed range of sunglasses. However, the feedback from customers needed several changes in the products. Hence, the company adjourned the current production plan.


Example number 7 of 8: The stock exchange committee held a meeting to decide on extending the working hours for a few months. Some members strongly disagreed and there was no consensus. So the meeting was adjourned till the first week of next month.


Example number 8 of 8: The star theatre group planned a play based on the life of a freedom fighter. They held rehearsals for over a month. However, the lead actor fell ill and the rehearsals had to be adjourned for a few days.


Today we learned the word adjourn which means to suspend a meeting, legal case, or an activity with the intention of resuming it later; postpone to a later date.

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